Paris Saint Germain are seven points behind the current Ligue 1 leaders, and after nine matches they look forward to coming back to actually winning matches instead of finishing them in a draw. As they travel to play against Lens, the fans have only thought in their mind, their team has to win, but only if Ibrahimovic is finally cleared to play.
Lens are currently on the 18th place, which is direct relegation, provided they are unable to win at least some matches this season. In the last five matches they lost three of them and recorded draws in the other two. Last season Lens got just one point from the two meetings with PSG, and while they are missing on players like Cyprien and Kantari due to suspension, they look forward to capitalizing on the state of confusion their opponents are currently in.
Paris Saint Germain are still fussing over Zlatan possibly not featuring again. According to Le Parisien, Ibrahimovic left yesterday’s training session visibly upset, which only added to the speculation of him being unfit for the Friday match. The good news could come from Thiago Silva, who trained with the team for the first time since picking up the hamstring injury in the match against Napoli. The visitors would welcome some depth to their defense as at the moment first-choice are all out injured or displaying fitness problems.
The latest victim for PSG is Marquinos, whose name only adds to the one of Lavezzi, Aurier and Motta to have fitness problems. PSG are also missing out of an attacking player as with Lavezzi and Ibrahimovic out they seem to rely only on Pastore and Cavani, but they are not getting any back up from their attacking midfielders. Even if they depend on Ibrahimovic too much, the visitors have been the team to dominate French football in recent years, which is why the bookmakers favor them to win.
PSG got 1.33 odds for an outright win, Lens gets 10.00 odds and a draw between the two has 4.85 odds. Both teams to score has 2.23 odds, over 2.5 goals has 1.76 odds, and PSG for both halves has 1.84 odds. Maro Verrati is the player with the biggest possibility to get booked at 2.20 with 888sport, while Cavani to score has 1.89 odds. We’re betting 8 units on PSG to score in both halves with 2.12 odds from the same bookie.
RC Lens: Team’s Formation
Paris Saint Germain: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
PSG to score in both halves